STAR TRIBUNE PRESEASON DREAM TEAM

 

Seniors unless noted. College commitment in parentheses.

 

Rae Johnson, G, 5-8, St. Michael-Albertville (Iowa State)

 

All-around talent can score, dish and lead.

 

Mikayla Hayes, PF, 6-2, Park Center (Florida)

 

Athletic four-year starter has terrific timing, rebounding skills.

 

Paige Bueckers, freshman, G, 5-9, Hopkins (undecided)

 

Plays with the skill level and poise of a much older player. Next great Minnesota player.

 

Rachel Ranke, F, 6-1, Eastview (Kansas State)

 

Matchup nightmare; can hit from outside and score down low.

 

Destinee Oberg, sophomore, F, 6-2, Holy Angels (undecided)

 

Physically overpowering, with terrific footwork and instincts around the basket.

JIM PAULSEN